Patricia Graham Dunkerley
Patricia Graham Dunkerley, 78, of Canfield, Ohio, died the morning of Sept. 19, 2019, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Born on Sept. 12, 1941, in New Castle, she was a daughter of J. Russell and Lucy (Nych) Graham.
Patricia married her beloved husband and devoted caregiver, George O. Dunkerley, on Nov. 27, 1965. She often said she would never have made it this last year without him by her side.
Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marlene A. and Alvin Walters of Grove City and Sydney and Richard Gargasz of New Castle; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard B. and Sandra Graham, of New Castle and Albert L. and Cate Graham of West Pittsburg. She was a loving aunt to three nieces and two nephews, and four great-nieces and three great-nephews. She became a second mother to her two nieces, Sherri DeWitt and Shannon Angelo, who will miss her dearly.
Patricia was first and foremost when anyone was in need. She loved being in the mountains with her husband, where they owned a cabin that became a retreat for one and all.
She was a gifted stamper and card maker and her cards will become a keepsake for all members of her family. She loved nature, gardening, flowers and had many bird friends.
Her family was blessed by her presence at her 78th birthday celebration which was on Sept. 14. It was her parting gift to all of them.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place immediately following visitation at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Philip Farrell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.
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Published on September 19, 2019


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David McClimans
Sep 20, 2019
Pat was always a special cousin to me. She had a kind, Loving Spirit. I cherish the family get togethers out at the farm. Heaven is now a better place.
Geraldine Laman
Sep 20, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Patricia Graham Dunkerley by Geraldine Laman.  Send flowers
Sep 19, 2019